Swiss Alps pedestrian suspension bridge opens

Swiss Alps pedestrian suspension bridge opens

Swiss Alps pedestrian suspension bridge opens

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge near the village of Randa in the Swiss Alps has opened as a replacement to a previous bridge that had been damaged by a rock fall.

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge is some 494 metres long and 86 metres above the ground at its highest point, and connects Grächen and Zermatt on the Europaweg foot trail.

The bridge runs between 1,600m and 2,200m above sea level, and constructed in steel. From the bridge the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps can be seen in the distance.

The bridge structure, which is just 65cm wide, takes 10 minutes to cross; a journey that previously took hikers four hours.

To reach the bridge you take a cable car from Meiringen, then a gondola, and then a 1.5 to 2 hour uphill trek to the bridge.

The video above was film by travel bloggers Gone Gone.

Post source : ANGDavis Associates Ltd

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